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Georgia Urology is Proud to Offer Biofeedback for our Pediatric Patients

Urinary incontinence can often be an embarrassing, debilitating medical condition. If you aren’t able to void yourself completely or if you are constantly feeling the urge to urinate, it’s disruptive to your quality of life. If you have a child experiencing these symptoms, it is even more important to seek a solution for treatments.  “Children […]

What is Georgia Urology’s HAWK Clinic?

The HAWK (Help Awaiting Wet Kids) Clinic at Georgia Urology specializes in treating children with urinary incontinence issues and voiding dysfunction (abnormal urination). These issues can happen in 20-30% of kids and can happen for a variety of reasons including (and most often) voiding behaviors, anatomy, or abnormal function. Wetting and other symptoms of voiding […]

Georgia Urology Discusses Nocturnal Enuresis

By Kristin Wellman, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC As a nurse practitioner here at Georgia Urology, I commonly have kids come into the office complaining of bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis. Although this medical condition is not life-threatening it can be a socially, emotionally, and financially burdensome for families. My goal is to briefly review the definition, […]

Get the Bio on Biofeedback

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP What Is It?  There are muscles we intentionally control, like raising our hand in class to answer a question, and muscles we aren’t necessarily aware of, like the ones we use to breathe. Biofeedback is form of physical therapy where we learn how to recognize those more involuntary muscle […]

My OB Says My Baby Has “Swollen Kidneys”: What is Prenatal Hydronephrosis?

Written by Dr. Shuvro De, M.D. The 20-week anatomy ultrasound for pregnant moms is one full of anticipation and anxiety, as it sets the stage for the rest of the pregnancy.  Prenatal Hydronephrosis is the most common anatomic abnormality found in pregnancy during one of those ultrasounds. It’s found in one percent of all male […]

How to Help Children with Urinary Incontinence at School

By Dr. Wolfgang Cerwinka, M.D. More than 90% of children will be toilet trained at the age of 5 years. At that age, the most common type of incontinence is bed wetting or enuresis. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and may be caused by a variety of reasons. Bed wetting may be […]

Common Pediatric Urology Sports Injuries

By Dr. Edwin A. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S. Sports are a great way for kids to work on their physical health while also learning important lessons about community, commitment, and responsibility. However, sometimes injuries related to these sports are unavoidable. Issues like concussions and orthopedic injuries are commonly discussed, but did you know there are […]

Varicoceles in Children and Adolescents: When and How to Treat?

By Andrew J. Kirsch, MD, FAAP, FACS Physicians and parents alike are challenged by the management of varicoceles in children.  This blog is meant to frame the controversy and educate our patients and families on the current state of the art.  As will soon become obvious, shared decision-making is particularly important when considering the many […]

Three Georgia Urology Pediatric Urologist Study Published

The results of a study by Georgia Urology Pediatric Urologists Drs. Edwin E. Smith, Bruce Broecker, and Andrew J. Kirsch were published in the December 2015 edition of The Journal of Emergency Medicine. The study evaluated children who presented in the Emergency Department (ED) with febrile urinary tract infections (fUTI). The objective of the study […]